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Healthy Cooking Side Dishes

Find Healthy Cooking Magazine side dishes for a healthy and light addition to your meal. Get side dish recipes from our Healthy Cooking Magazine.

Twice-Baked Bacon Potatoes

Twice-Baked Bacon Potatoes

Twice-Baked Bacon Potatoes

I like these potatoes because they're so versatile. They can be served alongside a fancy entree when company comes...or they can stand as the main course with a salad for an easy supper. Either way, they're wonderful. My family loves them.—Debbie Jones, California, Maryland

Makeover Twice-Baked Potatoes

Makeover Twice-Baked Potatoes

Makeover Twice-Baked Potatoes

A slimmed-downed version of this classic by using substituting 1% milk, turkey bacon and reduced-fat cheddar cheese. Try this version and see if you family can tell difference.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna

Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna

Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna

"A friend gave me this recipe, and it quickly became a family favorite," says Deborah Johnson of Cody, Wyoming. "It's rich and creamy, and the roasted red peppers give it such a wonderful flavor."
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Potatoes with Beans 'n' Pasta

Potatoes with Beans 'n' Pasta

Potatoes with Beans 'n' Pasta

Basil and parsley, plus a generous dash of lemon, help perk up the flavors in this pretty and appealing side dish from Dorothy Smith of El Dorado, Arkansas. Starring both pasta and potatoes, it's a hearty choice to round out almost any menu.

Five-Veggie Stir-Fry

Five-Veggie Stir-Fry

Five-Veggie Stir-Fry

An assortment of vegetables sprouts up in this marvelous medley from Rachel Thompson of Midlothian, Virginia. Orange juice lends a hint of the mildly seasoned sauce.

Veggie Kabobs

Veggie Kabobs

Veggie Kabobs

These kabobs are so easy to make. The grill helps the vegetables retain their fresh flavor, and the savory marinade shines through because it's brushed on while grilling.—Deb Anderson, Joplin, Missouri

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

Be prepared to make this pleasing potato dish again and again. Creamy and cheesy, it's hard to believe this is a reduced-fat casserole. No potluck buffet should be without it! —Sue Ann O'Buck of Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania

Eggplant Snack Sticks

Eggplant Snack Sticks

Eggplant Snack Sticks

My kids love this unusual snack—and I like that it's healthy, Coated with Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese and garlic salt, the veggie sticks are broiled so there's no guilt when you crunch into them.—Mary Murphy of Atwater, California

Asparagus Mushroom Casserole

Asparagus Mushroom Casserole

Asparagus Mushroom Casserole

This colorful casserole is a palate-pleaser. Asparagus, mushrooms, onions and pimientos make a mouthwatering medley. Lemon and nutmeg give this dish a slightly tangy taste.—M. Kay Lacey, Apache Junction, Arizona

Lemon Pecan Pilaf

Lemon Pecan Pilaf

Lemon Pecan Pilaf

Grated lemon peel brings delicate flavor to this rice side dish while pecans add a satisfying crunch. Cindie Ekstrand of Duarte, California sent the recipe for this crowd-pleaser that can be quickly prepared. "My sister gave me the recipe," she writes. "It's easy to make and very tasty."

Pasta-Filled Peppers

Pasta-Filled Peppers

Pasta-Filled Peppers

Pretty bell peppers provide a rainbow of colorful "cups" for serving up this fresh-tasting tomato-herb pasta dish. Spaghetti noodles are the unusual "stuffing" ingredient in the recipe shared by Conni Krause from Virginia Beach, Virginia. "I managed to make a lighter version of a family favorite that's as tasty as the original," she writes.
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